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#MyrtleMondays: Fun at the Victorian Seaside, Caught on Film!

Memorial Day, although a solemn holiday of remembrance since its post-Civil War origins (read more about the observance and its history at History.com), has long been considered the unofficial kickoff of the summer holidays in America. And though we’re all hopefully still staying safely away from crowded beaches this year, spending a sunny (or chilly)… Read more »

On Tour with How to Get Away with Myrtle

The big day has arrived, and as promised, here is a recap of all the stops Myrtle made on her whirlwind tour today, along with the special events occurring at each fabulous port of call. Click on the gold headers to go straight to the good stuff: BookPage Read an exclusive sample chapter of How… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Myrtle’s Book 2 Blog Tour!

Just in time to kick off the summer virtual holiday season, Myrtle Hardcastle is embarking on a blog tour to celebrate the fantastic cover for Book 2, How to Get Away with Myrtle! Mark your calendars and join us this Thursday, May 21, at the following Fabulous Ports of Call, Scenic Byways, and Roadside Attractions!!… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Myrtle (and more) on Audio!

Great news for audiobook fans (which is pretty much everyone, right?!): The Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries books are coming out in audiobook editions. Premeditated Myrtle and How to Get Away with Myrtle will arrive October 6, just in time for commuting to resume, perhaps! Recorded Books has picked up Myrtle 1-4, and cast Welsh actor Bethan… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Three Cheers–And a Star!–for Myrtle

When I started #MyrtleMondays, it was because I was sitting on a HEAP of good news that I couldn’t wait to share. It’s finally time: Premeditated Myrtle has received several enthusiastic institutional reviews–including a STAR from Booklist! Huzzah! BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW There is something afoot at Redgraves, the house neighboring Myrtle Hardcastle’s own, which is… Read more »

A #Myrtle Mondays #DoubleMyrtle Cover Reveal!

On this #MyrtleMonday, I’ll be doing a virtual school visit for Liberty Middle School’s Writers Festival, chatting with the kids about writing, Making, and Myrtle! But for everyone else, I’m so excited to share the amazing (stupendous, glorious, gorgeous, breathtaking, and absolutely magnificent) cover for Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Book 2: How to Get Away with… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Premeditated Myrtle Unboxing!

Today’s #MyrtleMondays post is a happy surprise! I had Something Else planned, but you’ll just have to wait (oooh, suspense!), because… I got my AUTHOR COPIES!!! The shipment almost languished after the abrupt exodus of everyone from my publisher’s physical offices, but an industrious elf (or, most likely, a hardworking team of #Essential Elves) managed… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Now a #DoubleMyrtle!

Every great mystery story has a surprise twist. Here’s mine: It seems the world and the news are changing daily right now, doesn’t it? There’s been a bit of a shakeup in Myrtle’s universe, as well–but it’s a Very Exciting One, Indeed! As shipping companies, warehouses, and other businesses are adjusting their schedules to prioritize… Read more »